February 8, 2022
Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey: Today we’re talking with Megan Basham, a reporter for the Daily Wire who recently wrote an article exposing how Francis Collins and the NIH co-opted evangelical leaders like Tim Keller and Russell Moore, influencing them to support the establishment narrative on masks and the COVID vaccines. Interestingly, everything these people claimed was a “fringe conspiracy theory,” like lab-leak theory or that masking isn’t actually very effective at slowing the spread of COVID, turned out to be correct. So why were Francis Collins, the CDC, and others so adamant about their own unverified ideas and so dismissive of anything the Right had to say about having church in person or freedom to choose whether or not to be vaccinated?
(8:56) Interview with Megan & how Francis Collins duped evangelical leaders to grift for him
(54:40) Discussing the NYT op-ed by David Brooks about evangelicals
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The Daily Wire: “How the Federal Government Used Evangelical Leaders to Spread Covid Propaganda to Churches” https://bit.ly/3LjK9s0
The New York Times: “The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism From Itself” https://nyti.ms/3Gz5UjV
Tim Keller’s tweet praising Stephen Colbert’s expression of faith: https://bit.ly/3gAWpWZ
Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Ep 508: My Response to John Piper, Tim Keller & Big Eva https://apple.co/3HJoK9C
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